“‘I immediately thought, he going to get a gun he’s about to shoot, me I’m not about to die in my own house,’ said (Keri) Reeves. ‘This could’ve been a very different situation had I not been properly armed.‘” To say the least. Fortunately Reeves, of Walhalla, South Carolina, home carries. That’s a good idea as plenty of burglars figure lots of homes are empty during the day while the kids are at school and Mom and Dad are at work.
When Ms. Reeves ran across Ralph Goss slithering around inside her home yesterday in the middle of the afternoon, she drew her firearm. Staring down that barrel was enough to change Goss’s mind about whatever it was he had planned.
“I’m one of those people that can go from zero to a hundred in 2.5 seconds and I’m not a nice person normally, but as soon as I got on the phone with the sheriff’s department he was out of sight. The severity of it hit me, and I was in hysterics. I was crying, I was scared, I was very shaken.”
Oconee County deputies tracked Goss down within hours of Ms. Reeves’ call. And surprise! He already had several outstanding warrants for his arrest.